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Telephone
0330 123 2523
Address
Cornwall College St Austell Tregonissey Road St Austell Cornwall PL25 4DJ
Email
enquiries@cornwall.ac.uk
Opening Hours
8:30 - 17:00

Cornwall College St Austell

We offer one of the widest ranges of vocational courses from Acting to Visual Art to Catering and Construction, with all subject areas located in dedicated learning environments, giving you focused quality training with industry led programmes to deliver key skills. 

At Cornwall College St Austell our specialist courses will give you the right environment to explore, discover and progress.  Whether you are interested in catering, hairdressing, construction or media; our highly practical courses are designed to allow you to grow in confidence and ability, giving you the chance to progress to University study or employment. 

As well as full-time courses, we also offer apprenticeships across a wide range of subjects and we also provide professional qualifications for people looking to enhance their career prospects and aspirations. 

Please notify us in advance if you are unable to attend college via our Absence Form

  Featured Courses

Altitude Dance Diploma

Level 3 • Full-time • Cornwall College St Austell


Do you love to perform or create movement? Have you had a lifelong passion for dance? Perhaps you’ve been dancing since you were five years old, perhaps you are just beginning your journey and wish to explore an inherent talent and desire to explore dance further? Our Altitude dance programme at our St Austell campus has a renowned reputation, which has enabled students to progress to some of the most prestigious dance schools and conservatoires in the country or even directly in to the industry. Our outstanding facilities include The Keay Theatre, professional, heated & sprung dance studios, as well as other rehearsal and performance spaces.? If you are considering a career in the dance industry then we offer you the choice of three specialist courses, all of which are equivalent to A-levels. Our Level 2 Musical Theatre Course provides you with the opportunity to study both Dance and Do you love to perform or create movement? Have you had a lifelong passion for dance? Perhaps you’ve been dancing since you were five years old, perhaps you are just beginning your journey and wish to explore an inherent talent and desire to explore dance further? Our Altitude dance programme at our St Austell campus has a renowned reputation, which has enabled students to progress to some of the most prestigious dance schools and conservatoires in the country or even directly in to the industry. Our outstanding facilities include The Keay Theatre, professional, heated & sprung dance studios, as well as other rehearsal and performance spaces.? The dance programme is geared towards preparing young adults for the industry and therefore the course replicates a working dance company. This means learners are prepared for what is expected within both Higher Education and the dance world. Our intent offers learners the opportunity to gain skills in three areas. These are: Performance, Teaching & Choreography. Learn exhilarating subjects such as Ballet, Contemporary, Jazz, Urban, Commercial, Improvisation, Movement, Rehearsing, Performing, Teaching and Choreography. Take part in daily dance technique classes which incorporate strengthening exercises to keep you strong! You will also have access to acting and music lessons. With such diverse subjects on offer, students have the opportunity to explore and develop a variety of styles and skills through project work to assist them with their onward journey as a dance practitioner or related field. For access to our Instagram and Facebook pages, follow us at: @Altitude_Cornwalldance and @thecreativeacademystaustell / Altitude Dance Cornwall College JAZZ PATRON Born and raised in Cornwall, Jake has always been a person who aims high and achieves his goals. Jake studied at Cornwall College, St Austell within dance so he could receive the highest amount of knowledge and physical training as well as academics during his time there. From College Jake moved to London to continue studying at London Studio Centre conservatoire of dance and drama, where he furthered his technique and skill set to achieve a B.A (Hons) Degree in the performing arts. Jake’s career is vast and versatile, working on projects in tv, film and artist work. Jake continues to work in starring in roles in films such as Mary Poppins Returns, Rocketman and “Mamma Mia: Here we go again” to name a few. Jake has also worked with various artists including Katy Perry, One Republic, The Jonas Brothers, Take That and also One Ok Rock as their Lead dancer for the music video “Bedroom Warfare” which amounted 17 Million views on YouTube. Now Jake lives in Los Angeles in America where he has been working since 2019. A short message from Jake: “I had such an incredible experience at Cornwall College. The course was useful and allowed me to expand my wheelhouse of styles by giving me continued exploration within the course. The amount of time spent learning on the course was valuable from each of the teachers that supported me and pushed me throughout. I can’t thank the course at Cornwall College enough for the time and effort they put into me as a student.” As part of Jake’s role as the Jazz Patron for the course, he will greet the dancers in their welcome weeks, supporting learners throughout the year to check in on their progress, provide feedback and guidance to support them, audition support, answering any questions they might have and working closely with the Study Programme Manager to ensure our curriculum is current.

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AAT Professional Accounting Technician Apprenticeship

Level 4 • Work-based • Cornwall College Camborne, Cornwall College St Austell


This accountancy apprenticeship is for those wanting to train on the job and to study advanced accounting to obtain an internationally recognised professional accounting qualification. You already have an existing Level 3 qualification in accounting and want to develop more complex accounting knowledge, gain more specialist skills in related areas such as tax. During this qualification, you will learn advanced accounting skills e.g. financial statements for limited companies, complex management accounting tasks, management skills and specialist learning areas. Individuals in the role of a Professional Accounting Technician will have responsibility for creating, and / or verifying and reviewing accurate and timely financial information within the organisation in which they are employed or on behalf of another organisation. This will be performed in order to meet relevant ethical, professional and legal standards and will utilise the individual’s knowledge of the business systems and processes, as well as standard accounting and tax practices. This role may exist in an accounting practice, a professional services company, HMRC or the accounting function of a business or other organisation. An apprenticeship is a great way to gain a qualification and earn money at the same time. At the end of the course, you will have a nationally recognised qualification. We also offer this course off-site at St Mellion

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YMCA Level 3 Diploma in Personal Training (Practitioner)

Level 3 • Part-time • Cornwall College Camborne, Cornwall College St Austell


This qualification is specifically for learners holding a Level 2 qualification in Gym Instruction or equivalent who are aspiring to progress to an exciting and highly rewarding career as a professional Personal Trainer on an employed or self-employed basis. This qualification is mapped directly to The Chartered Institute for the Management of Sport and Physical Activity (CIMSPA) professional standards for a Personal Trainer and is your next step to a career as a Personal Trainer in less than five months! This course combines elements of both practical and theoretical learning where you will have the opportunity to apply the theory of personal training in our on-campus sports hall, fully equipped gym and elements of outdoor personal training on one of our many green outdoor areas or 3G pitch. Our industry-experienced lecturers are all fully qualified and practicing professionals themselves and will guide you every step of the way, enabling you to progress towards a career as a Personal Trainer. You’ll be learning everything industry requires from designing bespoke personal fitness programmes, experiencing the latest training methods and how to effectively implement them with clients as well as developing your own communication skills. In addition, you will be carrying out personal fitness assessments as well as learning the tools required to provide nutritional advice and how to support a client’s physical activity programme. In essence, you’ll be developing all of the essential skills you need to start your journey towards a career as a Personal Trainer. This diploma is all about you growing as a Personal Trainer by effectively knowing how the body works, to successfully planning and delivering your very own Personal Training sessions. Our highly-skilled and motivated staff have a wealth of knowledge and experience and are here to give you the very best start to your career.

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Principles of Care Planning Certificate

Level 2 • Distance Learning • Cornwall College St Austell


In the care sector, it’s important that residents and patients are treated with a friendly and caring approach. The need for high-quality, skilled and knowledgeable care workers has never been greater. Our level 2 course in Care Planning will make sure you’ve got all the knowledge you need to provide high-quality care for the people you work with. It will help you to develop personally and professionally and evidence your competency to employers. You will learn about person-centred care and the best ways to provide support with everything from nutrition and hydration to personal hygiene and continence care.

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  Facilities

The Space

Cornwall College St Austell student zone called The Space - wide shot of whole room

At our St Austell campus we have a brand new student social area, The Space.

Fully furnished with lounge seating, a chill-out room to watch DVDs, a pool table, dart board, and multiple video game consoles – it is a great place to spend time with friends in between lessons.

All design decisions were driven by our learner voice. This space, “The Space”, is for them.

The Bay

Students getting food in Bicton College's restaurant

The Bay cafeteria is our dedicated outlet for all learners, visitors and staff to take a break and have access to a great range of hot meals, an extensive salad bar, snacks, hot & cold drinks and refreshments. All dietary requirements are catered for by professional, friendly staff and students alike. Opening for breakfast and lunch, please come and take advantage of our competitively priced offerings.

Cornwall Care

We are proud to be working in partnership with Cornwall Care through the Cornwall Care Academy offering a suite of health and social care courses?

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  Subject Areas

Accounting
Arts & Media
Business School
Catering
Children, Schools & Families
Construction
Digital Academy
Engineering
Foundation Learning
GCSEs & Functional Skills
Hairdressing & Beauty Therapy
Hospitality & Front of House
Motor Vehicle
Social Care & Health
Travel & Tourism

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  Events

Prepare to Care event at St Austell campus

Prepare to Care event at St Austell campus

25 November 2021, 10:00-16:00


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Open Event at St Austell campus

Open Event at St Austell campus

25 November 2021, 17:00-19:00


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Taster Session at St Austell campus

Taster Session at St Austell campus

18 January 2022, 17:00-19:00


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  News

Students in spotlight with Les Mis star’s acting workshop

Students in spotlight with Les Mis star’s acting workshop

6th October 2021


Students at Cornwall College St Austell received a masterclass in performing from a West End star this week.

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Construction students get career-boosting work experience

Construction students get career-boosting work experience

27th July 2021


Construction students from The Cornwall College Group are getting the vital on-site work experience they need with the help of local landlord Coastline Housing.

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College celebrates 15 years of inspiring student racing event

College celebrates 15 years of inspiring student racing event

22nd June 2021


The region’s largest college group is celebrating 15 years since establishing the aspirational Greenpower racing event in Cornwall, helping to inspire thousands of school students into engineering education.

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College’s creative showcase at Keay Theatre  

College’s creative showcase at Keay Theatre  

17th May 2021


The Keay Theatre at Cornwall College St Austell is hosting 'Culture & Performance Week', a programme of student performances and exhibitions.  

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Future careers take centre stage at virtual college open day   

Future careers take centre stage at virtual college open day   

13th May 2021


People of all ages are being invited to experience everything a leading south west college group has to offer at a virtual event later this month.  

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